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Aug 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) celebrates by dunking over the goalpost following a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during second quarter of a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Payton is 'very upset' with Jimmy Graham for dunking on goal post

The NFL instituted a rule this season to stop Jimmy Graham from dunking on the goal post and potentially injuring himself or delaying the game. In the second preseason game of the season, Jimmy Graham dunked on the goal post after scoring not one but two touchdowns against the Titans.

According to Mike Florio from, the Saints fans may have been amused by Jimmy Graham’s blatant disregard for a rule put in place to stop him from dunking on the goal post, but Sean Payton were not as tickled.

Payton said nothing to Graham after the first one.  Payton apparently said something to Graham after the second.  Payton definitely said something to the media afterward.

“Yes, I was [upset],” Payton told reporters, via Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate. “I’m very upset. Would you be upset? I was, particularly.”

Graham is going to have to get his dunking in check, as the Saints had too many penalties on Friday night and his senseless ones were among them, adding to the final tally. In addition to that, the league is going to be fining Graham for his actions, and it’s something that the Saints aren’t going to encourage moving forward.

The league and the Saints don’t have the best of relationships, but Graham’s dunking is something they apparently see eye-to-eye on as the league doesn’t want the delay of game and the Saints don’t want Graham to pull a Paul George on accident.

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